HAUX – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – June 28th, 2018

HAUX

UK-via-Boston purveyor of a dreamy fusion of soulful folk music and electronic pop

HAUX

Henry Jamison, Rosie Carney

Thu, June 28, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

HAUX
HAUX
Haux is the multimedia silhouette of photographer-turned musician Woodson Black. Every word, recording, photo, video and visual from his 2016 debut EP All We’ve Known were carefully curated over the course of a year from his quiet home in the Berkshires.  

Despite – or perhaps because of – his highly individualistic approach, Black’s cross-platform art experiment quickly built an audience throughout the globe. By the end of 2017, Haux had been streamed over 60 million times with sold out performances on multiple continents.

Haux sophomore EP Something To Remember will be released March 30th, with a companion short film to follow. Once again Black is at the helm of every recording and wrote and directed all of the footage, while fans have come to recognize his distinct photography that serves as album art.
Henry Jamison
Henry Jamison
If you take a look through his family tree, one thing becomes abundantly clear: Henry Jamison was born to write songs. There’s his father, a classical composer, and his mother, an English professor, who both inspired and encouraged him directly, but if you continue tracing Jamison's lineage back even further, some interesting names start to turn up. Go back to the 1800's, for example, and you'll find "Battle Cry of Freedom" author George Frederick Root, the most popular songwriter of the Civil War era. Travel even further back in time, to 14th century England to be exact, and you'll find the poet John Gower, known to be a friend to both Chaucer and Richard II.

With his stunning debut album, 'The Wilds,' Jamison is ready to claim his place as the latest in a long line of remarkable storytellers. Blending delicate acoustic guitar and banjo with programmed percussion loops and synthesizers, the Vermont songwriter grapples with the jarring dissonances of contemporary life in his music as he struggles to reconcile the clashes between our inner and outer selves, the natural world and our fabricated society. Jamison is a solitary artist, writing, recording, and arranging everything himself on the album including the string arrangements, and he pens his lyrics with cinematic precision, conjuring vivid scenes and fully realized characters wrestling with existential crises and modern malaise. His dazzling way with words and keen ear for memorable hooks at once calls to mind the baroque pop of Sufjan Stevens and the unflinching emotional honesty of Frightened Rabbit, but the delivery is uniquely his own, understated yet devastating. Jamison is a solitary artist who writes, records, and arranges everything himself, including all of the album's gorgeous string arrangements, and 'The Wilds' is a pure reflection of the world through his eyes.

Recorded on a mountainside in Goshen, VT, during breaks in the maple sugaring season, 'The Wilds' comes on the heels of Jamison's 2016 breakout debut EP, 'The Rains.' Tracks from that collection racked up more than 20 million streams on Spotify, as his uniquely off-kilter brand of lyricism earned a swarm of critical acclaim. NPR's World Café featured Jamison in their breaking artist series, raving that his "descriptions of places ring true and his subtle production touches stand out," while Vice Noisey said his "mellow folk...soothes your nerves," and Consequence of Sound praised him as a "visual lyricist" writing music that "sounds like a dream taking form." The EP earned Jamison dates with Big Thief, Lady Lamb, and Tall Heights plus festival appearances and performances across Europe.